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Severe snow closes more than 50 schools

PUBLISHED: 08:18 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 06:49 28 February 2018

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

Schools across Norfolk and Suffolk have been forced to shut this morning after the region has woken up to heavy snowfall.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The temperatures plummeted to -7.7C in some parts of Norfolk and Suffolk overnight as the so called Beast from the East arrived in the East of England.

Schools in Norfolk which have shut so far include:

■All Saints School in Lessingham;

■Alburgh With Denton CE VC Primary School in Alburgh;

■All Saints CE VA Primary, Winfarthing;

■Archbishop Sancroft CE High School in Harleston;

■Aslacton Primary School in South Norfolk;

■Bluebell Primary School in Norwich (partial closure - the SRB is closed);

■Brooke VC CE Primary School;

■Burston Primary School;

■Cantley Primary School;

■Carleton Rode CE VA Primary School;

■Chapel Road School in Attleborough;

■Dickleburgh CE VC Primary School near Diss;

■Diss High School;

■Diss CE VC Junior School;

■Diss Infants & Nursery School With Children’s Centre;

■Ditchingham Church of England Primary Academy;

■Earsham CE VA Primary School;

■Ellingham CE VC Primary School;

■Forncett St. Peter CE VA Primary School;

■Framingham Earl High School;

■Future Education;

■Hall School in Old Catton, Norwich;

■Hapton C Of E VA Primary School;

■Harford Manor School in Norwich;

■Harleston C of E VA Primary School;

■Include Schools Norfolk in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn;

■John Grant School in Caister-on-Sea;

■Kenninghall Primary School

■Langley School;

■Long Stratton High School;

■Manor Field Infant & Nursery School in Long Stratton;

■Mulbarton Primary School;

■Newton Flotman CE VC Primary School;

■Old Buckenham High School;

■Preston CE VC Primary School;

■Pulham CE Primary School;

■Roydon Primary School;

■Saxlingham Nethergate CE VC Primary School;

■Scole CE VC Primary School;

■Seething and Mundham Primary School;

■St. Andrew’s Lopham CE VA Primary School;

■St. Andrews School in Aylmerton;

■St. Mary’s Church Of England Junior School in Long Stratton;

■The Clare School in Norwich;

■Tivetshall Primary School;

■Woodton Primary School

■Wymondham College;

Schools in Suffolk which have shut so far include:

Ilketshall St Lawrence School near Beccles;

Holton St Peter CP School near Halesworth;

Wenhaston Primary School near Halesworth;

Bungay High School;

Edgar Sewter CP School near Halesworth;

Bungay Primary School;

Warren School in Lowestoft;

The Harbour PRU in Lowestoft;

First Base (Lowestoft);

Old Warren House in Lowestoft;

Fressingfield CEVAP School;

For updates on Norfolk school closures visit www.disruptions.norfolk.gov.uk/nccclosures_schools.html

For updates on Suffolk school closures visit http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk/

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